Many breakfast spots along the coast open as early as 6 am to serve the going-to-work crowd (in fishing areas as early as 4 am). Lunch generally runs 11-2:30; dinner is usually served 5-9. Only in the larger cities will you find full dinners being offered much later than 9, although in larger towns you can usually find a bar or bistro serving a limited menu late into the evening.
Many restaurants in Maine are closed Monday, though this isn't true in resort areas in high season. However, resort-town eateries often shut down completely in the off-season.
Credit cards are accepted for meals throughout Maine, even in some of the most modest establishments.
The one signature dinner on the Maine Coast is, of course, the lobster dinner. It generally includes boiled lobster, a clam or seafood chowder, corn on the cob, and coleslaw or perhaps a salad. Lobster prices vary from day to day, but generally a full lobster dinner should cost around $25; without all the add-ons, about $18.
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